A Celebration of Failure


A grey sky sheds
never-ending tears
It weeps for
homeless bodies
huddled together

Rain streaks down
the cheeks
of a cold city
uncaring of
ragged street urchins
Santa has again
forgotten

Festivity wears
a skirt
of bright lights
that does not hide
the darkness
beneath

Is this
a celebration
of failure?

© 2015 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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